A shortlist of 10 candidates for the adidas golden ball, which will be awarded to the most outstanding player of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, was announced today by the FIFA Technical Study Group (TSG).

Accredited members of the media will then vote for the top three players. The total points will be tallied by FIFA at the end of the final match on Saturday. The winner will receive the adidas Golden Ball. The players coming in second and third place will receive the adidas Silver Ball and adidas Bronze Ball respectively.

The shortlist:
DANILO / 15 Portugal
ENRIQUEZ Jorge / 14 Mexico
FOFANA Gueida / 8 France
HENRIQUE / 19 Brazil
LUQUE Carlos / 20 Argentina
MALLO Hugo / 2 Spain
MUSA Ahmed / 7 Nigeria
NELSON OLIVEIRA / 7 Portugal
PHILIPPE COUTINHO / 10 Brazil
RODRIGUEZ James / 10 Colombia